The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

The 8th annual Community Book Drive takes place from Now - September 12. Saint John's will be collecting books for children ages toddler – 12 years. Collection boxes are in Trimble Hall on or near the Stage. Books that are donated may be gently used or new. Contact Deacon Sue or Heidi McCusker ( or with any questions.  Thank you for your continued support.

Secret Prayer Partners Revealed Today!The Secret is Over!!! Young people, please come to Trimble Hall after the 10:15 service to find your envelope with the identity of your Secret Prayer Partner! Parents, please sign up your children again for new partners, and anyone who would like to partner with a child or young person, please fill out the form and give it to Karla Davis after the service. Forms are located on pages 11 and 12 in this bulletin. You may also mail your forms to the office if you won't be at the service.  

Dinner for Eight: It’s the last week to sign up for Dinner for Eight. This is a fun way to get to know your fellow parishioners of Saint John’s by sharing a meal and conversation.  If you would like to participate in Dinner for Eight in 2019-2020, please contact the office by phone or e-mail. Groups will be assigned soon. 

4th Annual South Side Community Block Partyis on September 21st from Noon to 3 pm hosted by the Bester Community of Hope. St. John’s will have a tent near the Band Shell and will be distributing gently used and new clothing. Please empty your closets and dressers for those items to donate and bring them on to Trimble Hall, starting August 25th.We will have boxes ready to receive them.  All clothing is appreciated though the recipients may not have the means to have them dry cleaned (if necessary) or washed before wearing. Banana Boxes (Walmart Donation) are in Trimble Hall.  Boxes for Youth (Girls and Boys) and Adults are marked.  Deacon Sue has a signup sheet at the Antietam Entrance for folks to donate time sorting, setup, hospitality and tear down for the Block Party.

Saint John’s Day – Sunday, September 22:  May we come together, all together, all together in one place for worship, good fellowship and lunch.  We hope to make this another “feel good day,” rekindle friendships of those we haven’t seen for a while, and enjoy our time together again.  May we continue todo all such good works as He has prepared for us to do in our everyday lives. Mark your calendars now for this special day of celebration.  Invite your friends and family and please let us know you can stay for lunch:  There is a sign-up sheet on podium in Trimble Hall.  This is helpful (but not required) for planning purposes.

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